Good as Gold Holiday Candlesticks for Your Mantel


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Good as Gold Holiday Candlesticks for Your Mantel

The holidays are right around the corner, and Rust-Oleum makes it simple to customize your mantel with special spray paint colors and finishes.

It’s easy to deck out your mantel this holiday season with everyday items you can find right in your home. Just add spray paint to them in a festive color or finish to make your fireplace mantel an attention grabber at your next holiday gathering.

How to Create Festive Holiday Candlesticks

To show you just how easy it is to create, here’s how we transformed some old thrift store candlesticks in to festive mantel decorations.

Materials for Holiday Candlesticks Project


Step 1: Drop cloth

Drop Cloth
The first step for any project is to locate a well ventilated space for completing your project. The best place to work in is the yard or garage (with the garage door open). Once you find the space you are going to work in, simply spread out your drop cloth and get started!

Step 2: Prime

Spraying Primer on a Thrift Store Candlestick
Next, apply a good quality primer, like Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Primer. Priming forms a tight bond to surfaces so your topcoat goes on smoother and lasts even longer. Simply shake the can for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle.

Then apply the primer, holding the can 10-16 in. from your project in a steady back-and-forth motion. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart to avoid drips and runs. The primer is ready to be top coated within one hour of drying.

Tip: We recommend sanding the item lightly before you begin priming for optimal adhesion and to ensure any loose paint or debris is removed.

Step 3: Paint

Spray-painting a thrift store candle stick
Next, shake your can of Stops Rust Metallic Rose Gold for one minute after the mixing ball starts to rattle. Hold the can 10-16 in. away from the surface of the candlestick and spray using the same technique you used to prime. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart.

Your holiday candlestick will be dry to the touch in 30 minutes and fully dry within 24 hours.

Get creative with your holiday candlesticks!

Good as Gold Holiday Candlesticks for Your Mantel
Rust-Oleum has many different gold spray paint options for you to choose from any time of the year! We used a variety of tones and finishes to complete our mantel and planned out our pattern prior to placing. So let your creative side show and use a variety of spray paints to complete your custom holiday candlesticks!

Add Universal Pure Gold, Champagne Mist and Stops Rust Gold Rush to your project. Create some sparkle and pizzazz with Specialty Gold Glitter Spray Paint or Specialty Gold Mirror Effect.

For more easy DIY holiday projects, head on over to our Holiday page. You can also find inspiration by following us on Pinterest.